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Posted May 22, 2014 by

Need References for Recent Graduate Jobs? How to Approach Getting Them

For job seekers who need some references in their searches for recent graduate jobs, learn some tips to approach getting them in the following post.

Asking for help is never easy, but in our careers, we all need it from time to time. It’s good to remember that the people who’ve been the most successful and important to our careers are the people most able and willing to lend a hand. When it’s time to ask for references, seek out the

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Posted April 17, 2014 by

College Recruiter and Other Job Boards Highest Source of Hire for College Grads

Sources of Entry-Level Hires

Sources of Entry-Level Hires

About one in four employers recently surveyed said their most of their entry-level recruits were hired through an internship program.  In the survey conducted among 100 human resources professionals in early April by global outplacement and coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the employers surveyed said that the same percentage — 25.5 percent — came from College Recruiter and other online job boards.  Just over 20 percent of companies said on-campus recruiting visits and job fairs were the primary source for their entry-level recruits. Unclear from the survey were the sources of hire for the internship program. Clearly some came from job boards, others on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and other such sources.

“Soon-to-be graduates cannot expect to hand out a few resumes at job fairs and reply to some online postings and simply wait for a phone call or email.  As our survey results show, job fairs and online job boards have their place, but to be successful a well-rounded strategy is required,” said Challenger.

“One of the most important elements of a successful job search, for both entry-level job seekers and their more-experienced counterparts, is networking and meeting face-to-face with people who can help advance the job search.  College graduates who believe they are too young to have an effective network are simply wrong.  Parents, professors, former internship supervisors and even college and former high school classmates can be valuable sources when it comes to building and expanding one’s network,” said Challenger. (more…)

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Recent Graduate Jobs? 5 Tips to Put Forth Your Best Work

If you need some cover letter tips when applying for recent graduate jobs, the following post has five that will help you produce your best work.

Ask two people for career advice, and one set of advice will likely be far different from the other. Cover letters (are they a critical element of your job search, or are they just discarded?) are no exception. Despite all the differing opinions, people in both camps agree on one point: If a prospective employer

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Posted April 08, 2014 by

Applying for Recent Graduate Jobs in Summer 2014? Job Search and Resume Trends to Watch

For those of you applying for recent graduate jobs this summer, learn some job search and resume trends to look out for in the following post.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the top recruiting trends projected for this summer, and I realized this is a great opportunity to show you what’s going on in the recruiting industry. With this knowledge, you can reverse-engineer strategies aimed at meeting recruiters where they are… and giving

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Posted March 06, 2014 by

The Job Search Practices to Know About to Land Entry Level Jobs

Recent graduates, if you have not been hired for entry level jobs, it might be because you don’t know what can get you hired in today’s job market.  The following post shares some job search practices you should know about to boost your employment chances.

I’ve helped a lot of candidates flesh out their job search strategy, including the changes and improvements they need to make to their job search. When I think about the ways recruiting has been transformed in the last few years, a lot of changes have happened “behind the scenes”. That’s to say that if you’re a recruiter

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Here Are 9 Places You May Not Have Thought to Find These Positions

If you’re an internship finder searching for an opportunity, the following post shares nine places you may not have thought about finding these positions.

When you’re looking for internships, there are some pretty basic search methods everyone knows. There are big job boards like Internships.com, Glassdoor, and Indeed.com that list hundreds of internships all around the world. The problem with big sites like these is that everyone uses them, so the positions

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Posted November 19, 2013 by

5 “C” Words that Can Make a Difference in Winning an Interview for an Entry Level Job

What are five things you can do to enhance your resume to get an interview and hopefully an entry level job?  They begin with the letter “C” and are found in the following post.

The purpose of a resume is to convince the hiring manager or the recruiter that you are the best (or one of the best) candidate for the job. It is not an easy task to come through convincingly if you are an entry-level applicant or a career changer; but with some effort

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Posted June 24, 2013 by

Fill Entry Level Job Openings Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool

Employers who are having trouble finding the best candidates for entry level job openings should consider using social media.  The following post shares how employees can assist their superiors in achieving this goal.

In any major endeavor, 80 percent of the work is done by 20 percent of the people—a concept introduced by Malcolm Gladwell in The Tipping Point. So if you want a trend to really take off, you need to reach a small group of people who will influence and connect with

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